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people flee to safer ground. >> with catastrophic flooding expected this could be the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the u.s. in more than a decade. we have team coverage for you tonight beginning with meteorologist cecily tynan tracking harvey's path. cecily. >> just got the latest update from the national hurricane center and harvey continues to strengthen maximum sustained winds up to 125 miles per hour. hits 130 it becomes a cat four hurricane and this storm was just a tropical depression two days ago and now you can see that sharply defined eye, it's only 60 miles east of corpus christi. it's moving northwest at 10 miles per hour so if it continues that track it will be making landfall along the southeast coast of texas within the next six hours. now, this is the 3-d imagery and you can see that this is a massive storm. it's very strong. we have very good symmetry. we have that deep eye. it's also 280 miles across and it's already starting to rain very heavily from houston through corpus christi and it
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will be raining here likely through next wednesday. we've also been seeing some tornado watches and warnings cropping up which is typical with the outer bands. so, this is one of the buoy reports here. shows a wind gust just to the east of corpus christi at 67 miles per hour and hurricanes come with a whole package of problems. you have the wind gusts, you have the storm surge but with this storm system since it's a slow moving disaster, the rain will be the biggest problem. it's going to meander there for days and we're looking at rainfall that could exceed 25-inches, some areas could get up to 35-inches of rain and this is low lying country. it's almost like a bowl so it's very hard to actually get rid of flooding rains once they move in. so, this is what to expect. category three landfall later on tonight likely before midnight eastern daylight time catastrophic flooding power outages for days and that storm surge of six to 12 feet. i'll have more details on this
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storm and also our local weather coming up in the accuweather forecast. brian. >> all right, cecily, thank you. storm is more than 1500 miles away it will have an impact on our region. "action news" reporter john rawlins live outside the local red cross where people are already getting involved. >> reporter: that's right, they're already gearing up here. two volunteers have departed part of an advanced guard. others will follow. we'll get to that in a moment. this is also as well how people can help the local red cross here. we were also at the airport talking to travelers who were coming in from houston in advance of harvey. the o'connor-stover family of houston arriving at phl after deciding to push forward a family vacation to get out of the path of harvey. >> we don't know how the house is going to hold up. we'll keep in touch with neighbors. >> reporter: irena sims with a schedule to drop her daughter off at temple. back home her husband and her
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pets on her mind. >> worst case scenario something will fall on the house or a flood. >> reporter: they're packing stand by trucks with supplies, the call center already handling hurricane related inquiries from the storm area. the regional ceo explaining if people want to help, they should give blood shipments are getting ready or give a cash donation by phone or online or text. >> 90999 and that will make $10 donation to the american red cross and it will be used just for harvey. ism harvey is bearing down on people and petroleum production. the dots on the map represent gulf coast refineries. they are shutting down. the question, could they be damaged impacting gasoline surprise. it's something aaa watches. >> production sites they want to get back online as quickly as possible. but again, we don't know how much damage this storm will do. >> reporter: it's still too early to tell if gas here selling in this case for $2.45
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will go up significantly. past gulf storms including katrina ya' triggered spikes. this driver figuring history might be a good guide. >> well, i would suspect so but thinking about that maybe i should go ahead on and fill this tank up, what do you think, hm? >> reporter: good point. so, most of us can only wait here. the red cross, though, is not waiting, it is getting are there at this point as we said two volunteers have already left others will probably follow. if you want to know more about making cash donations go to our web site. we should have some information there about how you can either use a phone to call them, use their internet connections or to text a $10 donation to the red cross. live in center city, john rawlins channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, john. you can follow the path of hurricane harvey on 6abc.com/weather. there you can see the latest on the severe storm and see the potential effects harvey could have on our region. >> ♪ >> back now to a developing
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story in sharon hill delaware county today where firefighters are still trying to get the upper hand on a stubborn apartment fire. that blaze broke out on the 1000 block of woodland of a just after two. ooh 30 this afternoon. flames and thick smoke could be seen pouring out of the top of the building. so far we've heard of just one minor injury. no word yet on how many residents have been displaced or how this fire started. an "action news" crew is on the scene with a live report this evening at 5:30. >> in south jersey the former chief of the audubon park volunteer fire company is headed to prison. today a camden county judge ordered a six year sentence for john ter uso. prosecutors say he used a fire station computer to view and distribute disturbing images and videos. after serving his sentence he will be forced to register as a sex offender. we have new video of a man police say tried to kidnap a young woman. take a look. the victim got off a septa bus tuesday night. that's when the man approached
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her in north philadelphia. he continued walking with her to the 2500 block of ridge avenue where police say he then grabbed her and tried to drag her into a vacant lot. fortunately she broke free and called for help. police are still trying to identify and the locate her attacker. >> two people remain behind bars tonight accused in a murder for hire plot in chester county. "action news" reporter vernon odom explains why the couple allegedly tried to hire a hit man. >> this defendant got caught with 813 baggies of heroin. >> reporter: that defendant is 29-year-old christopher percard of state college and now his girlfriend latrice harrington is in hot water as well. they allegedly concocted a murder for hire plan to kill a man who was with picard when he got busted. >> when the defendant believed that the passenger ratted him out he decided you know what i'm going to get a hit man and i'm going to kill the passenger in the car and that's how i'm going to beat this case. >> reporter: so, picard and harrington started brainstorming inside the
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chester county prison during her visits. on wire taps they allegedly came up with the idea of getting a professional to kill the man they feared was ratting picard out. so the d.a. provided them with a hit man straight out of central casting an undercover officer. >> the defendant had his girlfriend latrice harrington set this whole thing up. she ran communications back and forth between the hit man and the defendant and then latrice harrington actually supplied the hit man with two guns and money. >> reporter: late last week picard and harrington got confirmation that their plot had been carried out successfully. >> the hit man reported back to the defendant and to latrice harrington that he had killed the victim. and the response was, "that's great. thank you ." >> reporter: picard and harrington remain jailed at the county prison. if convicted in this case, they're both likely to spend many decades at a state penitentiary. i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news" in west chester.
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>> a man was taken away in handcuffs today after he rode his bicycle in the middle of the schuylkill expressway. one of our "action news" producers was actually among the motorists who spotted him. she was able to capture a photo of him riding between the left and center lanes obviously slowing down westbound traffic at the height of the morning rush. state police also caught up with him near the girard of a exit and took him away in a patrol car. no word how he wound up on that highway or what charges he may face. >> the delaware river deepening project which could help bring jobs and money to our region and hit a milestone today. deepening that channel to 45 feet will allow bigger ships and more cargo to move through the packer of a marine terminal in south philadelphia. officials revealed today that they have secured the final $29 million needed to finish that job by the end of next year. pennsylvania senator bob casey and congressman bob brady are credited with keeping that project alive. >> a professional football team is preparing to defend its title, only one game stands between the
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philadelphia soul and another championship. "action news" jeff skversky live at the wells fargo center with a preview of arena bowl 30. hi, jeff. hey, monica, that is right, the philadelphia soul can win back to back arena bowl come tomorrow night against tampa bay right here on 6abc. right now the afl awards ceremony is going on behind me, the soul are up for a handful of awards including m.v.p. and coach of the year. let's take a look at the foster trophy. this is what's up for grab tomorrow night in arena bowl 30 the soul will try to defend their title. they won this last year they'll try to do it again. they're going to look for their third title in team history and second on the row. last year they won on the road and now they have a chance to do it in their own arena here at the wells fargo center. what would it mean to win one more and win the arena bowl at home in front of your own fans. >> we take pride in our home games. our fans come out and support us. they definitely help us in every home game.
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as long as we pack this house out we pretty confident we're going to get it done. >> reporter: what are philly fans, what are soul fans going to see from this team. >> it's going to be fun, very exciting, elect if ying. >> reporter: yes, it will be. you can see the game arena bowl 30 light here on 6abc tomorrow night at 7 o'clock between the soul and tampa bay storm. the top two teams in the afl will go head to head. the soul are three and o this year against tampa bay. can you wait tomorrow? it is a big one. we'll have ron jaworski at 5:45. for now we're live at the wells fargo center jeff skversky channel6 "action news." >> exciting. thank you jeff. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report friday night. >> ooh, friday night. gina gannon in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic
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center. >> t.g.i.f. out there to all of you but right now if you're headed out on the schuylkill it's not going to feel so nice. this is a live look at the schuylkill expressway right at the blue route. look at this. we have your typical eastbound delay but now looks like we're seeing a bit of a slow go on that westbound side so watch yourself if you're traveling from this point the blue route out through to gulph mills but this eastbound delay extending back to 202. from 202 to the blue route expect some backups. from the blue route to the vine 30 minute delay. on the roosevelt boulevard we have a long line of sluggish volume if you're traveling northbound from i would say 76 through to broad street. so some time needed out there. good news southbound is running along smoothly. if you're traveling into delaware we have debris rot road on 495 northbound between terminal avenue and 12th street and i'm getting word the debris is actually a carpet and an exercise ball so be very careful if that's where you're traveling. in new jersey we have a load of accidents. in pennsauken one on route 130
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southbound at union avenue blocking a left lane and staying in pennsauken another one on route 30 southbound right at 30 so that could definitely be a slow spot for you and one more if you're traveling into gloucester on blackwood-clementon road at cherry wood drive so a lot going on. brian and monica back to you. >> thank you. sounds good. much more still to come. new developments in a cold case surrounding natalee holloway's disappearance. what investigators are now saying about dna found on human remains in aruba. >> plus a new smartphone app can prescribe women birth control without being a doctor in person. details on that in health check when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back.
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>> frightening new video out of houston texas. a big rig with its bucket raised slammed into a highway sign and that caused the metal trestle to fall on the truck. the driver's condition isn't known. >> two teens who were lost in the grand canyon for five days are thanking the rescuers tonight. in 100-degree heat reese mcmichael and rowan fitch survived with two granola bars and puddles of water. they say their survival instincts kicked in. finally on the fifth day a rescue helicopter spotted them
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and scooped them up. >> lucky young men. >> no doubt. >> it's not conclusive but preliminary dna testing indicates remains in aruba could be that of natalee holloway. >> her body was never found. now her father is working with a investigator. remains were found in an aruban backyard. the test results so far do match her profile but we're told more concrete answers won't come until next month. >> the t.s.a. is now reviewing some of its screening procedures. the review applies to all cargo flown in and out within the u.s. the agency wants to make sure there are no security loopholes that could be exported. it stems from the foiled terror plot in australia where authorities say isis was trying to bring down a plane. >> a social media giant has made changes. facebook released diverse
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family emojis with a widing range of skin tones. previously they were only available in standard yellow. the new options went live in april but only recently got attention because of a blog post about them. health check at 5:00 new smartphone app offers to prescribe birth control without having to see a doctor in person. it's called nerks and is available in pennsylvania and new jersey. the patient fills out a health is your yeah. after that they speak to a licensed physician about their medical history. as long as they're healthy they can get birth control delivered directly to them. >> the greater goal is to improve access for patients but also to improve the efficiency of our healthcare system. >> now critics are concerned teens could use the app and they say they should avoid having these important discussions with anyone but their doctor and their parents. >> coming up next, a price cut coming to a grocery store near you. >> we'll explain why your next trip to whole foods could be less expensive.
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winter. >> we have a check on the forecast. >> let's take you live outside right now sky6 hd showing you the platt bridge. meteorologist cecily tynan with that exclusive accuweather five day including the all important weekend when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ ♪ having a baby. caring for your parents. learning you have a condition. these are moments when people realize that where you get your medicine matters. and they look to us. cvs pharmacy. for advice. and ways to save money. plus, get up to fifty extrabucks each year
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>> ♪ >> heading into the weekend around here at least it looks to be a pretty good one. >> meteorologist cecily tynan
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here with all the details. hi there. >> it's going to be a gorgeous weekend. we have a little bit of cloud cover out there right now. we are live on sky6 taking a look over the commodore barry bridge and we've got a layer of overcast skies. they're what's known as a short wave a piece of energy that's pulling through tonight bringing us some clouds but the clouds will not be lasting all weekend. the accuweather highlights show that you this weekend is going to feel more like september than august and we have a dry stretch which is rare this summer. it's been a very wet summer and no more 90-degree weather for the rest of the month. it will stay on the cool side. right now temperatures definitely on the cool side. philadelphia 77. atlantic city airport 77. allentown currently 72 and reading 74 and dover 77 degrees. and dewpoints are very low. dewpoints now in the 40's and 50's. that's the comfort zone and they will be staying there right through the weekend into early next week. we have a broad area of high
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pressure that's in control of our weather. satellite and radar showing a little bit of cloud cover with the short wave that will continue to push offer the coast as we head through the overnight hours. it's clear across ohio. that moves in for the weekend. tonight turning mostly clear overnight low 61 degrees in the philadelphia allentown 53, cape may 63 and wilmington 60 degrees. another great night for sleeping and planning your day tomorrow we start with temperatures in the low 60's at 7 o'clock in the morning and gradually we'll be climbing into the upper 70's. about 79 degrees which is 5 degrees below normal. lots of sunshine, a few fair weather clout moving... clouds moving in late in the day. tomorrow really nice day down the shore, in philadelphia, great day. great beach day mostly sunny 76 degrees. in philadelphia again mostly sunny, 79. the poconos, the high only in the 60's. 69 degrees and overnight lows in the poconos this weekend dropping into the upper 40's.
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so if you're heading up to the mountains you actually may want to take a sweatshirt or a jacket. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow a really nice day. mostly sunny with a high of 79 degrees. great weather for the union game. great weather really for any kind of tailgating or outdoor events. sunday just as nice, 79 degrees and monday a little bit more in the form of clouds but a mix of clouds and sunshine, 77 degrees. then our luck begins to run out on tuesday and wednesday. there's a feature off shore that could throw some moisture our way so mostly cloudy on tuesday with a possibility of a late day shower, 75 degrees. wednesday mostly cloudy with a threat of some showers, 76 degrees. of course the big weather story is hurricane harvey. meteorologist melissa magee will have an update on the storm coming up in the next few minutes. back to you guys. >> very good cecily thank you. a whole lot more "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next. >> ♪
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gross! >> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. rick is off tonight, brian taff joins us and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. as predicted hurricane harvey has exploded in strength and millions of people are now in its path along the gulf coast
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of texas. time is running out for those folks to get out of the way. dozens of residents are forced to run when flames start tearing through their apartments in delaware county. we're live on the scene of this developing story. and president trump promised on the campaign trail that he would be safe. he says he's considering doing away with a program that actually protected a certain group of children and we will explain. >> but first, a live look now at the shores of galveston texas. this area and much of the lone star state will be inundated with record setting rain, fierce winds and dangerous even deadly flooding. >> hurricane harvey strengthened to a category three hurricane about two hours ago. that means the winds alone will be more than 120 miles an hour. >> texas governor greg abbott has already requested a presidential disaster declaration in anticipation of that storm. >> meantime folks are enduring
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these long lines at gas stations to fill up waiting up to three hours. stores are quickly selling out of essentials like water generators even sand. despite the rush to get out, fema officials are still worried. harvey is the first hurricane to hit the lone star state in 18 years. >> afraid that people may not be taking this storm seriously. they may not be heeding the warning and again, that window to evacuate is coming to a close. >> voluntary and mandatory evacuations are in effect and a state of emergency has been declared for all of louisiana and parts of texas. >> and for the most at-risk residents of texas now is the time to get out. doctors across south texas worked with cook children's medical center in north texas to move patients in the neonatal units in the hospitals of harvey's path out of danger. >> good idea. meteorologist melissa magee with the latest on hurricane harvey's track and strength. >> melissa what's the latest.
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>> monica and brian we're starting to see some strengthening with this hurricane. s were ohio take a look at live double scan radar 3-d that well defined eye is getting closer to to the close state of texas right now. heavy rain in houston even into corpus christi. this will continue to move through the north and west as we go throughout the rest of tonight and into the day tomorrow. we've got watches and warnings posted, a warning, a tropical storm warning just to the south of austin texas and it's as far inland as san antonio texas, a hurricane warning across the coastal communities encompassing corpus corpus chris well. winds sustained at 120 miles an hour. with storm tracker double scan radar 3-d we have the ability top track the wave height so that the center of the storm waves are as high as 26 feet and this will be a concern as they come crashing with that northwesterly wind along coastal sections of texas. so, as far as what we can expect as we track this storm
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here with harvey, it's a category three. more than likely going to make landfall within the next several hours now and winds sustained at 125 miles per hour and the concern with this storm is that it makes that landfall later tonight and then it sits and spins not just over the weekend but over the next several days right into early next week as it is currently 60 miles to the east-southeast of corpus christi, texas. the wind is certainly a concern. but catastrophic flooding as the storm sits over the same location. more details in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast guys. >> thank you melissa. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for continuing coverage of hurricane harvey as it approaches the texas gulf coast. we'll have the latest updates for you on air and online at 6abc.com. >> we are continuing to follow a developing story out of delaware county today. firefighters are battling a fast moving blaze inside an apartment building in sharon hill. let's get the very latest from "action news" reporter trish hartman who is live at the scene with details at this
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point. trish. >> reporter: yeah, brian, officials say that fire is still going right now. take a look. you can see plenty of crews are still here on scene. the ladder trucks are still up over the building and they've been periodically flying a drone over the scene to get an aerial view of the roof to help the firefighters get the bigger picture as they try to knock this down. officials say everyone is out of the building. one minor injury has been reported. hundreds of fire and employees have been working on getting this fire under control. take a look at some video from a couple hours ago when the flames could be seen from the roof of this three-story apartment building containing six units. officials say the call came in around 2:30 p.m. for a possible explosion and fire in the 400 block of sharon avenue. it's now a three-alarm fire. ladder trucks have been did youring -- dumping water on the blaze for hours. officials say that minor injury reported was a person who lived in the building, was
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taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. neighbors are you they heard a loud boom and then saw heavy smoke. >> kind of shook offer the building you know what i mean? i never seen a fire like that. i seen fires but not like that especially when it's dark, you know what i mean? it was black. >> right now due to the collapse of the roof, we can't put anybody inside the building. we're surrounding it and drown and it with all the large diameter hose in the ladder trucks. once we feel we have the bulk of the fire knocked, we'll carefully ascertain how the building is, maybe send somebody in the first floor to check and see how it is and then eventually i'm sure it will have to be demolished. >> reporter: so, volunteers from the american red cross are set up at borough hall. no word on how many people have been displaced. firefighters say they will be here for the rest of the evening. we're live in sharon hill trish hartman channel6 "action news." brian. >> trish, thank you. wilmington police are looking for the man who shot at two officers late last
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night. police were patrolling in the area of tulip and scott streets when they saw a man looking suspicious. he fired several gunshots at officers then took off on foot. the officers shot back but they do not think they hit the suspect. >> now to the latest from washington. it appears now that president trump is considering doing away with a law that protects children of parents who entered the country illegally known as daca. this despite previous promises to keep the law. abc's karen travers with more. >> reporter: in the past president trump has called this one of his toughest decisions. candidate donald trump's top promises. if elected he said he would immediately end the deferred action for childhood arrivals programs that allowed nearly 800,000 undocumented young immigrants known as dreamers who were brought to the country as children to stay
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here in the u.s. and work legally but now several conservative states led by texas are threatening to sue to end the program. white house officials say the president is seriously considering giving in rather than defending the program in court. on the campaign trail mr. lashed as daca as unconstitutional. his tone softened when he took office. in january he said the so-called dreamers had nothing to fear and then this in february. >> we're going to show great heart. daca is a very difficult subject for me. it's one of the most difficult subjects i have. >> reporter: president trump could end daca with an executive order as early as next week but the key question is what happens to those individuals that have already been processed? would they be deported and if they're not would they be allowed to continue to work here. reporting from the white house, karen travers channel6 "action news." >> meantime president trump continues to put the pressure on republicans in congress.
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pay for his wall on the mexican border or face a government shutdown. when the house and senate return from summer recess they have to raise the nation's spending limit by september 29th or the country won't be able to pay its bills. congress also has to pass legislation to keep the government funded. on the campaign trail, candidate trump promised that mexico would pay for the wall but now president trump is demanding congress put up money for the wall potentially into one of those bills. >> make it clear that the end game is for congress to do its job and actually pass legislation. >> republicans on capitol hill acknowledge it is virtually impossible to get the budget in the upcoming negotiations. you can watch world news tonight following "action news" at 6:00. >> evening rush is well under way. as we get one final check on the "action news" report. >> let's get back to gina
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gannon. >> it's crowded. we have a phillies game tonight at 7:05 and we always have this southbound traffic on 95 when we have a game. if you're approaching the betsy ross bridge you can see your southbound backup between woodhaven and the vine about 21 minutes. that's really not bad considering our normal travel time is about 14 so just about a couple extra minutes to tack on your trip. >> if you're heading in and out of the vine things look really nice -- what. i saying. things don't look nice at all. we have jams in both directions so if you're traveling on the westbound side or eastbound looks like you are jammed both directions. more time needed getting in and out of center city. in delaware debris on the roadway between 495 between terminal and 12th. that debris has been cleared. good news there. new castle we have an accident out there on route one southbound approaching new castle, the red line exit so heads up there. in new jersey, we're now seeing a bit of a backup if you're traveling into bellmawr
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on the 42 freeway, this is southbound right at creek road so as you can see we're about 12 minutes right now to travel between 295 out through to the acx. just a little sluggish out there right now but northbound is really not too bad. your accident cleared out there if you're traveling out in pennsauken on route one route 130 southbound at union avenue. in glibs borrow on blackwood-clementon road approaching cherry wood drive. brian and monica have a great weekend. >> you too gina. still ahead philadelphia police are hoping surveillance video helps them catch a thief who used the cover of darkness to target a local deli and this crook was not after something to eat. >> plus a big day for families across the country today as they say goodbye to their teenagers embarking on big adventures. we will take you to colleges in malvern. >> meteorologist melissa magee and -- in for adam joseph tracking hurricane harvey. >> really nice weather across
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our area. if you look outside no complaints. it is dry, a few more clouds but as we go throughout the rest of our evening temperatures for the most part starting out in the upper 70's, then lowering as we go throughout the overnight hours. it is a comfortable night. beautiful conditions as we head into the weekend. details coming up with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> plus ducis rodgers with sports including last night's big win for the eagles and a live report from south philadelphia. the philadelphia soul gets ready to defend their arena bowl title. all that and much more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> police are looking for the man caught on this surveillance video robbing a star in north philadelphia. it happened just before 5:00 a.m. at the sky deli on the 3400 block of germantown avenue. once inside the suspect took cash and 10 cartons of cigarettes. he's described only as a black man in his 20's. his face was partly covered but he did have hair on his chin and a tattoo on his right forearm. >> six people were hurt in a late night pileup in atlantic city. it happened in the westbound lanes of route 30 about 11:30 last night. police say six cars were involved. investigators are looking into the cause of the accident and the extent of the injuries. >> sports director ducis rodgers joining us here as we start to dissect what was a pretty good night for the
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eagles. >> yeah. >> the eagles did win over the miami dolphins. they looked pretty good. coach doug pederson says he's pleased. he should be. the first teams on both offense and defendants had their moments. eagles defense forced the dolphins into four turnovers, curry forced this fumble on the opening drive. carson wentz threw 21st quarter touchdown passes this one to new wide receiver alshon jeffrey. that capped a nine play 93-yard drive. things like that will always make your coach happy. >> you'd love to have that type of balance any time, you know, running pass and kind of keep the defense off -- off balance a little bit and get -- we get the quarterback on the move in the pocket and it was great to go down and score and obviously finish off that drive. but, yeah, that's definitely a sort of a blueprint to what you would like to see during the regular season. >> while the eagles are beginning their run, the soul are ending theirs and they hope it ends with another championship. the soul host the tampa
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bay storm tomorrow night in the arena bowl. jeff skversky is live at the wells fargo center with a special guest. thanks ducis. arena bowl 30 right here on 6abc tomorrow. i'm joined boy soul owner john jaworski. you can win the arena bowl in your own arena where you have dominated. what do you think it would be like having confetti coming down tomorrow and hoisting that trophy right here on this field. >> we won in a arizona. we already started about winning the game in philadelphia. that was our goal. to have the best record in arena football league and host arena bowl 30. tomorrow it's going to happen. tomorrow night at 7 o'clock the wells fargo center, the philadelphia soul host the tampa bay storm. we just had our press conference going on all afternoon. everyone is all lathered up for a great game but we expect to win. >> you've won two. you can win a third. you have the ring on you. >> oh, yeah. >> let's look at this ring everyone. look how beautiful this is. to add one more title to that what would it mean to you as the owner of this franchise.
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>> fortunately i've got two of these but there are a lot of players on our team that have none and it's about those players and the game is about the players. we like to wear the ring, it shows our professional championships that we've won but it's for the guys that really haven't won one that we want to get one tomorrow night. >> you've dominated tampa this year, three and o against them. i would only assume, ron, that you're picking the soul to win this game and to win arena bowl 30. >> you are correct but history means nothing. it's what happens tomorrow night who plays the best tomorrow night. very formidable opponent. we have to bring our a game. if we do we'll hoist the trophy again. >> good luck tomorrow. you will see us arena bowl 30 right here on 6abc tomorrow night at 7 o'clock. it is kickoff. the soul going for their third arena bowl title. that is it from the wells fargo center. for jeff skversky and ron jaworski back to the studio. >> things just get tougher for
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the phillies. the world series champion cubs in town for a weekend set. jerad eickhoff starts for the phils tonight. we'll see if rhys hoskins can remain hot. he hit his eighth home run of the season. hoskins has only played in 15 big league games over his last 11 contests he's batting .350. he is something else. >> terrific. thank you. >> thanks ducis. bittersweet moment for some college students and their families. today was freshman move in day at immaculata university. the new co-eds and their folks hauled clothes and supplies from their cars into the dorms. parents were asked to say goodbye early enough for the students to get ready for the class picture. >> ♪ fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. and with the new fios gigabit connection... you get our fastest... internet ever. with download speeds up to 940 megs -
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just kind of ties in very well. >> meteorologist melissa magee on high alert with hurricane harvey of course. >> that's right. we'll be tracking it as we go throughout the rest of tonight and into the weekend. expected to make landfall in the next several hours. we'll show you what's going on with hurricane harvey. as we walk to the weather sent you can see that this storm is quite massive here. right now it is a category three storm with winds sustained at 125 miles per hour. it's moving to the northwest at 10 miles per hour. maximum sustained gusts at 150 miles per hour. so, when you look at the scale, it's right in that range and on the verge of becoming a category four storm
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so this is something we're going to be tracking as we go throughout the rest of tonight and for that matter into the day tomorrow as well. so, the wind is certainly a concern. but also the rain. catastrophic flooding is a big concern so this will more than likely make landfall within the next several hours and the problem with this storm when you look at the spaghetti plots here right into early next week, the storm just kind of sits and spins and meanders. we're talking about rainfall from 15-inches in some spots close to 3 feet of rain is likely so we'll be tracking hurricane harvey, a category three storm. back here at home it's gorgeous outside. 77 in philadelphia, 66 up in the poconos, 77 in lancaster, 72 for allentown and also reading. down the coast in beach haven 75. millville coming in at 81 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing you we've got quiet conditions right now. a few more clouds starting to trickle across the region but these clouds will break later on tonight as a northerly wind
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punches into much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. for the rest of tonight it will be turning clear but it's cool, it's really comfortable once again tonight. we'll drop down to 53 in the suburbs and 61 degrees in philadelphia for the overnight low and this weekend it is picture perfect with low humidity, high pressure in control. no issues over the next couple of days. it is sunny, it is dry. high temperature coming in at 79 degrees and really as we close out the next few days for the month of august no 90 degrees on the way either. down the shore this weekend abundant sunshine tomorrow, high coming in at 76 degrees. another winner of a day. by sunday high in at 75. the ocean temperature in the middle 70's but there is still a low risk for rip currents if you are entering out into the ocean. up in the poconos, on saturday a bit of a fall feel in the air, a high up to 69, it is sunny and nice by sunday at 70 degrees for a high. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing you it's sunny and pleasant tomorrow, high temperature coming in at 79 degrees. and on sunday it's just as
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nice, a high temperature in at 79 so we're dry tomorrow, we're dry on sunday. monday looks good, too, for the start of the week, sunshine and clouds sharing the sky. high temperature in at 77. then the pattern starts to change by tuesday. it's a mostly cloudy sky, high temperature coming in at 75. there's a storm system off shore and that could throw back a couple of clouds our way by then and on wednesday, the threat of some showers, a high temperature in at 76 degrees. on thursday, clouds and some sun and at 82 for a high. on friday, partly sunny in at 79 degrees but it looks like over the next several days, guys, enjoy it. it is going to be really nice outside and of course we're keeping an eye on harvey, too. >> right. >> yes, you'll be doing that throughout the weekend. we also want to let our viewers know you can always get weather updates right through the weekend on your phone or tablet including realtime views from storm tracker6 live. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device.
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>> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much next at 6:00. as hurricane harvey. >> a 300-pound bust of a former pennsylvania governor is found in south philadelphia. now officials are trying to solve the mystery of how it got from its perch on a memorial in fairmount park. >> a young seal is being cared for at the marine mammal stranding center after being attacked by a shark. i'm nora muchanic in brigantine. i'll have that story coming up. >> those stories and more next at 6:00:for rick williams adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody brian taff the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass. have a good night and a great weekend. >> see you tonight.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night. a historic statue is stolen from fairmount park but then discovered in south philadelphia. and police bust a cyclist who was riding on the expressway during the morning commute. but the big story on "action news" tonight is harvey bearing down on the gulf coast of texas. it is now a category three hurricane. and officials say a storm surge has already begun near corpus christi. millions of people lie in the path of this storm and a substantial number of them have already evacuated their homes. others have loaded up with supplies to support four or five days indoors. let's get the latest on the actual storm from
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meteorologist cecily tynan and accuweather. cecily, they're saying this could be the worst storm this country has seen in decades. >> jim, you think about hurricane katrina and the devastation it caused to louisiana. well, this storm could be katrina for texas. it's big enough, it's going to be very slow moving. the actual center of the storm, if you look right here you can see the eye is very close, it's only 50 miles east-southeast of corpus christi, it's very close to the barrier islands. it's moving northwest at 10 miles an hour so do the math. this likely will be making landfall before midnight eastern time tonight and with it we're looking at the potential for catastrophic flooding. if you look at this in 3-d you can see the high cloud top. you can see this is a massive storm. the eye itself is 28 miles across. tropical storm force winds extend nearly 300 miles across this storm and likely will actually get bigger as it moves inland. so this is the radar and you can see that houston corpus christi already getting hit

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